Sterling silver earrings, Ag 925/1000. Studs with friction back. Rhodium plated. With genuine, natural gemstone - peridot. Earrings in a modern geometric design underlinying its timeless style. Peridot is the birthstone of August and gemstone of Libra zodiac sign. People believe that wearing a jewelry with the peridot protects from evil spells and bewitching. Peridot is mentioned since the 2nd century BC in ancient Egypt. Egyptians gave the name "gem of the sun" to peridot, and believed that the wearing peridot will protect them against threats of the nights. The ancient Romans valued peridot for its brilliant shine that does not fade even under artificial light. Peridot is the anniversary gemstone of the 16th wedding anniversary. Gemstone characteristics: Type: Natural gemstone - peridot. Country of origin: China. Carat weight: 2 x 0.56 ct = 1.12 ct. Round, brilliant cut, diameter 5 mm. Color: Green. Clarity: VVS. Luster: Excellent. Hardness: 6.5 - 7 Mohs. Specific gravity: 3.34 +-0.17. Refractive index: 1.654 - 1.690. Peridot jewelry cleaning: The best way to clean peridot jewelry is by using mild detergent and warm water. Avoid cleaning with ultrasound or steam cleaners. Do not expose peridots to excessive heat or acids. Price per pair.